Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

EPL: Chelsea's Marcos Alonso faces three-game ban after alleged violent conduct

EPL: Chelsea's Marcos Alonso faces three-game ban after alleged violent conduct

The incident happened in the first half of Chelsea's clash at St Mary's when they were trailing, but Dean did not even book Alonso and Antonio Conte's men went on to win 3-2.

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has been charged retrospectively by the Football Association for a risky tackle on Southampton forward Shane Long on Saturday.

However, the FA have taken matters into their own hands and have charged Alonso with violent conduct meaning he is likely to miss some crucial fixtures in Chelsea's late charge for a spot in the top four. The FA confirmed neither match official saw the incident, which was caught on video.

"Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time are referred by The FA to a panel of three former elite match officials".


However, the FA has since reviewed footage and sanctioned the Spaniard, who has until 1700 GMT on Wednesday (1am on Thursday April 19, Singapore time) to respond.

Southampton manager Mark Hughes insisted after Saturday's match that Alonso should have been sent off.

If he accepts the charge, the FA Cup semi-final tie would be the second of a three-game ban for him with Chelsea playing at Burnley and Swansea in the League either side of that match.

The world of football looked on in shock as Mike Dean failed to punish one of the worst tackles seen in the Premier League this season.

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